If you have pain or other symptoms in your hand, you need to see a chiropractor for carpal tunnel treatment. Call Elite Chiropractic & Wellness Center of Beverly Hills, CA, to schedule your time to have your hand assessed and treated for carpal tunnel syndrome.
What Is Carpal Tunnel?
The carpal tunnel is an area inside the palm side of your hand. It's a very narrow area that has ligaments and bones around it. When a patent gets carpal tunnel syndrome, it's commonly caused by hand motions that are performed over and over again. A few specific health problems can also cause the condition. As pressure gets put on this nerve, it can get irritated and squeeze, causing the syndrome to start. It can happen because of reparative motions, but it can also be caused by arthritis and fractures.
Many people get carpal tunnel syndrome when they have been engaging in repetitive motions for a long time. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by median nerve compression. This is pressure that is put on the median nerve in the hand. This median nerve compression can cause pain in the hand, tingling, or numbness. It may also cause both the arm and the hand to feel weak.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
When people develop this syndrome, they often have mild symptoms at first, but they can soon become much worse. You might start to notice that you have numbness or tingling in your hand at first. These feelings are often absent in the pinkie but can be felt everywhere else in the hand. You might also start to have pain that feels like a jolt of electricity in your hand. Sometimes, the symptoms will begin at the wrist and then move upward along the arm.
Holding a small item like a cell phone may cause the symptoms to be felt. The carpal tunnel syndrome pain can be enough to wake you up at night. It can also cause a constant feeling of numbness. Hand weakness may cause you to drop items that you try to hold.
Get Carpal Tunnel Treatment
There are treatments available for this condition at Elite Chiropractic & Wellness Center. To see the chiropractor for carpal tunnel treatment, call our Beverly Hills, CA, office at 310-880-1695 to schedule your time with the chiropractor.